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#Deals: Grand Street Restaurant Week is Here! (1/29-2/11)

Grand Street Restaurant Week 2018

If one of your New Years resolutions this year is to get better with money, you might be surprised that going out to eat is actually within your budget. That is, if you do it during Grand Street Restaurant Week, which runs from January 29th through February 11th (it’s now 2 weeks long instead of just a week). If you haven’t checked it out anytime in the last 5 years it’s been running, you can get pretty insane deals on full course meals at delicious local joints. This year, a 2-course lunch will run you $8-13, and a 3-course dinner $13-30. Also, if you Instagram your Restaurant Week feast with #DineOnGrand and tag @GrandStreetBID, you’ll be entered to win $50 at your favorite Grand Street Restaurant! Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Puerto Ricans in Greenpoint

Members of the Assembly of God Church in 1928

Sunday, January 14th is a day of pride for the Puerto Rican community in North Brooklyn. It is the celebration of the feast of the Three Kings and there is an enthusiastic parade and celebration of Puerto Rican culture on Grand Street. In traditional Puerto Rican culture, the feast day was a day of celebration and gift giving that was actually bigger than Christmas for many Puerto Ricans. So it’s a good time to reflect on the long history of Puerto Ricans in our part of Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Holiday Food Drive on Grand Street!

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Looking for a way to donate this holiday season? For this year’s Grand Street Gives Back, nearly a dozen businesses on the East Williamsburg section of Grand Street are hosting collection boxes at their stores for folks to drop off food items (unexpired, un-dented, non-perishables). All of the food collected will be donated to St. John The Evangelist Church‘s Food Pantry (195 Maujer St). The St. John’s programs offer hot meals and grocery assistance to more than 150 families per week. Check the image after the jump for a list of participating locations, or click here: Continue reading

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Parade On Grand Street Today!

Williamsburg Sports League
Williamsburg Sports League

If you’re wondering why a bunch of parents and kids are strutting down Grand Street today (4/29), the Williamsburg Sports League is kicking off the summer baseball season with their fourth annual parade. Players, coaches, parents, and local neighbors will participate in the parade, flaunting their team spirit to the max. The parade will start at 9am at the Grand Street Campus(850 Grand Street @ Bushwick) and will end at Lindsay Park (Montrose & Lorimer) with a special First Pitch. Check out the parade’s Facebook event for more info.

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Where To Get Your Irish On This Friday!

St. Paddy’s Day Oysters at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

Oysters seem almost too sophisticated for such a holiday. It feels like we’re trying to class up the joint. Maybe we are? Either way, you should head to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster (114 Nassau Ave) for $1.50 Irish Point Oysters before doing all these other things.  Continue reading

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Feminist Tattoos, Putin + Trump Lovefest, and CB1 Livestreams — The Hook-Up 2/17

McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann
McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann

In case you missed it, an illustrated image of Putin/Trump embracing was projected onto a building on North 6th Street this week.

Police are investigating after an apartment building with mostly Hasidic residents in Williamsburg was vandalized with swastika graffiti.

Hurrah! Community Board 1 will now be livestreaming their lengthy meetings! Here’s the meeting from earlier this week, which runs almost four hours.

Greenpoint’s Magick City (37 Box St.) hosted a tattoo event to benefit Planned Parenthood last week, which got completely booked up, drawing crowds from all around the city.

Applications for affordable housing ($596 for a studio!) at the Domino Sugar Factory reached a whopping 87k—only 104 are available, with half designated to go to residents of CB1.

Will makeup giant Sephora be coming to Williamsburg? It’d probably look right at home next to the Apple Store, Levis Store and Whole Foods.

Following two pedestrian deaths, neighbors are speaking up about making Grand Street a safer place to walk.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Food and Drink in Greenpoint

Here are some of the neighborhood spots offering St. Patrick’s Day specials on Thursday, March 17th.

Bakeri (105 Freeman St)
Stout cake will be one of the specials at Bakeri. Check out this beautiful one from around this time last year!

Chocolate & ginger cake with stout and vanilla marshmallow topping.
Stout chocolate & ginger cake with vanilla marshmallow swirls. Original pic @bakeribrooklyn, 2015.

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Grand Street Restaurant Week Returns 2/22—2/28

Grand Street Restaurant Week, a project of Grand Street Business Improvement District, will return to Williamsburg next week. From Monday February 22 through Sunday February 28, twelve restaurants up and down Grand Street will feature lunch specials for $10 or less and dinners for $30 or less.

Grand Street Restaurant Week Lineup
Image courtesy of Grand Street BID

Notable among this year’s participants is Mediterranean joint Dar 525 (525 Grand Street), whose offerings will include kafta kebab and chicken gyro platters, falafel sandwiches, and safiha pizza with ground lamb, beef, tomato, and parsley. The owner will match all of Dar 525’s dinner proceeds Monday through Friday and donate them to Sheltering Arms, a non-profit that provides a wide array of services to low-income NYC youth and families. Continue reading

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Electronics Recycling on Grand St. Rain or Shine (Sat, 1/16)

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What do you do with your old electronics that you can’t seem to give away? Throwing it in the trash is illegal ($100 fine), so here’s your chance to get rid of them old things once and for all – legally! Partnered with Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, Grand Street BID is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event January 16th from 10am-4pm on Grand St between Graham Ave and Humboldt StContinue reading

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